National Science Foundation Fellow
Ph.D. in Community and Regional Planning
Master of Architecture, First Professional
Kristine Stiphany is a registered architect and a postdoctoral fellow at The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture. She has been a visiting professor at the Escola da Cidade in São Paulo, Brazil, and both an Instructor and Instructor of Record for graduate-level courses in physical planning, community engagement, and research methods for the built environment at the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned her PhD in Urban Planning with a specialization in International Community Development.
Supported by two National Science Foundation grants and the Andrea von Braun Foundation, Kristine’s scholarship, practice, and teaching focus upon how people use technology to improve participation in the design, construction, and management of urban environments. Central to this focus are design and planning processes that permit stakeholders to evaluate how historical patterns of urbanization impact future development alternatives. Kristine first engaged these processes as a Fulbright Fellow affiliated with the University of São Paulo’s School of Architecture and Urbanism in 2008, and in subsequent professional contexts for informal settlement redevelopment projects in São Paulo. Details about her current research in Brazil can be found at www.chapa.io.
Kristine grew up in northern Michigan, and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan and a Master of Architecture from The University of Texas at Austin. Independently and collaboratively, Kristine has practiced architecture in a range of domestic and international contexts, and her work has been exhibited in Germany, Canada, the United States, and Brazil.